Attack on game raises prospect of online extortion

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Attack on game raises prospect of online extortion

An attack against a prominent online computer game has prompted fears that lucrative virtual communities could be the next target for internet extortionists.

Final Fantasy XI, a popular fantasy role-playing game run by Japanese company Square Enix, suffered disruption after being bombarded with bogus traffic sent from hundreds of remotely controlled computers.

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